China Head doll by Kister, modified flat top, 26 inches in gorgeous dress. This is a real beauty of a china lady with lots of history. Her head is in excellent condition with no chips or cracks. I do not know if her body is original, but it is quite old and has many repairs and recovers, all holding their own. Many people have loved and cared for this doll. She is wearing a dress that is quite astonishing from a sewer's standpoint, because even though simply designed, it is made of a very fine wool gabardine and it has so many narrow pleats! I just cannot imagine......The dress is in very good condition with a few tiny moth holes. Velvet belt, lace jabot and a rhinestone bird add elegance. Underclothing of chemise, knickers and petticoat are very old but possibly not original. Her lower arms are leather and have been repaired many times: her left arm is bent at the elbow. Her right arm is in better condition. Socks are sewn on and are delightful: as if the dressed up lady was wearing country socks to the dinner party. Her head is in excellent condition with no chips or cracks. Back of her head shows some rubs. A gorgeous china with red lips and much presence.
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